On December 7, NACA joined 22 organizations in the aviation industry to urge House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee leadership to include the PARTT 147 Act (S.3043/H.R.5427) in the final version of the FAA certification reform bill. The letter states in part:
“Leading up to the pandemic, part 147 programs were not able to meet industry’s workforce demand; outdated and burdensome regulatory requirements exacerbated an already short supply of aviation technicians. Given the mass exodus of qualified personnel due to COVID-19, industry’s post-pandemic recovery is greatly dependent on its ability to efficiently and effectively replace the devastating loss of technical experience. Reform of part 147 is now more important than ever.”
The full text of the letter can be found here.